• Senate may keep some Obamacare taxes in US healthcare overhaul
Senate may keep some Obamacare taxes in US healthcare overhaul

A Quinnipac University poll released last week found 62 percent Americans disapprove of the House measure, and only 17 percent approve of it. "We're seeing so much frustration that this bill is being done in secret, and there hasn't been a lot of reporting on it", said Ms.

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  • Vladimir Putin jokes about giving political asylum to James Comey
Vladimir Putin jokes about giving political asylum to James Comey

However, many believe that the decision is connected with the probe into alleged ties of Trump's campaign team to Russian Federation, as Comey reportedly was seeking funding to extend the bureau's inquiry. The Russia leader acknowledged that his country would be ready to live with such sanctions for decades. Following the 97-2 vote , Republican ...

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  • 'Not stonewalling': Sessions, ducking Senate questions, invokes presidential privilege - just in case
'Not stonewalling': Sessions, ducking Senate questions, invokes presidential privilege - just in case

It's used sparingly but in well-defined scenarios. The investigation began "days after Comey was sacked on May 9", according to Jeff Bezos's newspaper machine, and it also includes a search for "any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates".

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  • Why Trump can not fire Federal Bureau of Investigation special counsel Robert Mueller
Why Trump can not fire Federal Bureau of Investigation special counsel Robert Mueller

She spoke to reporters as Trump returned to Washington from an event in Wisconsin. The attorney general typically oversees the special counsel, but in this case Rosenstein is responsible for Mueller because Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from matters related to any Russian Federation investigation.

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  • Bernie Sanders Learns Shooter Worked On His Campaign - 'Sickened' Over Shooting
Bernie Sanders Learns Shooter Worked On His Campaign - 'Sickened' Over Shooting

Democratic leaders had better be anxious. I have no indication of why today at all. "I am sickened by this despicable act", Sanders said. Sanders also thanked the Capitol Hill police for their heroics in bringing down the shooter. At first, Katie Filous said she thought the noise was related to a pitching machine at the field before hearing s...

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  • David Bowie's favourite London studio lands heritage plaque
David Bowie's favourite London studio lands heritage plaque

Bowie, who died in January 2016 aged 69, recorded Ziggy Stardust and Hunky Dory at Trident Studios in Soho, central London. "In 1971 he turned into something unusual and curious - Ziggy Stardust". The plaque will be placed at the Brighton Dome which was the venue for the 19th Eurovision Song Contest where ABBA famously won the 1974 contest with ...

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  • Memorial and community events to mark a year since Jo Cox's murder
Memorial and community events to mark a year since Jo Cox's murder

More than 110,000 community events and street parties will take place in a bid to bring communities together, which Mr Cox said was "more important now than ever". With neighbourhood events meant to celebrate Jo's view that communities do, in fact, have more in common in a troubled world, the mother-of-two - who was only elected to Parliament in 20...

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  • Trump pins obstruction of justice probe to 'phony story'; Putin mocks Comey
Trump pins obstruction of justice probe to 'phony story'; Putin mocks Comey

Immediately after the report, Trump lashed out on Twitter - calling the investigation a "WITCH HUNT" by "some very bad and conflicted people". Former FBI Director James Comey told Congress last week he believes he was sacked by Trump to undermine the agency's Russian Federation probe.

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  • Staff Had to Talk Trump Out of Firing Mueller — NY Times
Staff Had to Talk Trump Out of Firing Mueller — NY Times

Of course, it's possible to obstruct justice without colluding. President Donald Trump complained on social media about the wide-ranging investigation of Russian interference in the USA election as Robert Mueller appeared to widen his probe to include whether Trump tried to obstruct justice.

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  • Special counsel Mueller probing Donald Trump for possible obstruction of justice
Special counsel Mueller probing Donald Trump for possible obstruction of justice

Trump's personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, denied Trump ever told Comey he needed and expected his loyalty. A source familiar with the Mueller investigation confirmed the report, saying an examination of possible obstruction of justice charges was "unavoidable" given testimony by former FBI Director James Comey, although the issue may not become the...

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  • Gold at three-week low on firmer dollar, USA jobs data
Gold at three-week low on firmer dollar, USA jobs data

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the third time since December, something investors widely expected based on the Fed's recent statements. France's CAC40 Index fell 0.5 percent, while the UK's FTSE 100 Index declined 0.7 percent, and Germany's DAX Index retreated 0.9 percent. USA rates are now at their highest level in nine years.

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  • Play ball! GOP, Dems battle as 1 _ Team Scalise
Play ball! GOP, Dems battle as 1 _ Team Scalise

As a top Republican, Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, lay in critical condition at a local hospital Thursday, some Republicans on the far right suggested that vitriolic rhetoric on the left could be to blame for the attack that put him there.

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  • U.S. naval warships arrive in Qatar
U.S. naval warships arrive in Qatar

It added Mattis and Attiyah had discussed current operations against Isis and the importance of de-escalating tensions in the Gulf . Just in November previous year, US has approved a possible sale of F-15QA aircraft to Qatar for $21.1 billion where it can get upto 72 fighter aircrafts.

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  • Wife of alleged Congressional shooter speaks
Wife of alleged Congressional shooter speaks

On March 24, Bill Schaumleffel recalled hearing shots being fired outside his house, which stands about 500 feet behind Hodgkinson's home. Sue Hodgkinson said she was married to James Hodgkinson for almost 30 years , but they have not been together since March, when he moved to Washington, D.C.

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  • SUSPECT KILLED: Shooting Suspect ID'd As James Hodgkinson - Hardcore Bernie Sanders Supporter
SUSPECT KILLED: Shooting Suspect ID'd As James Hodgkinson - Hardcore Bernie Sanders Supporter

Hodgkinson , 66, of Belleville with a gun. Suzanne Hodgkinson, the wife of a gunman who shot and wounded a top Republican congressman and several others, said her husband went to Washington , D.C. The daughter refused and locked herself in a bedroom before Hodgkinson again forced his way in and "became violent", grabbing her by her hair and thro...

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  • Mattis presses China on North Korea, South China Sea
Mattis presses China on North Korea, South China Sea

The statement comes after the United Nations extended sanctions against North Korea over its repeated missile tests. He also describes the leader of North Korea as "a very unstable man at the helm over there who holds nuclear weapons and threatens not only South Korea and its neighbors within the region but the world with a nuclear confla...

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  • Sinn Fein cautious on DUP, May tie-up but would welcome funding
Sinn Fein cautious on DUP, May tie-up but would welcome funding

He warned that a deal between the Conservatives and DUP would be in breach. "No agreement yet between Conservatives and DUP, despite Leader of the House confirming Queen's Speech next Wed", Sky's Ireland Correspondent wrote on Twitter.

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  • Hundreds suffer from food poisoning in Iraqi refugee camp
Hundreds suffer from food poisoning in Iraqi refugee camp

She refused to speculate whether the poisoning might have been intentional. Meanwhile, Iraqi forces yesterday reported progress in the US-backed campaign to dislodge Islamic State from Mosul, announcing the capture of a district just north the city's historic centre.

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  • Unionists' price to save PM: hit Sinn Fein funds
Unionists' price to save PM: hit Sinn Fein funds

Mr Adams said that Sinn Féin had never accepted that the British government was impartial or neutral. But he warned against James Brokenshire being brought in as a mediator to the negotiations, saying he represents the "partisan" British Government.

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  • Bill Cosby's fate is now in the hands of the jury
Bill Cosby's fate is now in the hands of the jury

Jurors did hear Cosby's side of the story - but not in his voice. Last week, police detectives read aloud his statements to police in 2005 and in his civil deposition in 2006 responding to the allegations. Constand testified at trial that she did not know who Marguerite Jackson was. In criminal trials, the onus is on prosecutors to prove guilt b...

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